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From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

1. From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

Embark on a boat tour and take in sights along the north shore of Ajaccio, including the Tino Rossi house, the Greek chapel, the Marin cemetery and the Citadel. See the Parata tower and the Sanguinaires islands, a Natura 2000 site. During the tour, enjoy commentary about Ajaccio Bay and the history of the city. Stop at Mezumare, the largest island in the Sanguinaires archipelago, accessible only by boat. The island is home to a number of rare animal species. Enjoy a 1-hour stopover for a swim, or for a walk to the Alphonse Daudet lighthouse and semaphore. You'll also see the ruins of the Lazaretto, used by coral fishermen, in quarantine after returning from Africa.

Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

2. Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

Set sail from Ajaccio or Porticcio on a full-day boat tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Scandola Nature Reserve and the Gulf of Porto. Experience one of the last Mediterranean enclaves to provide shelter for endemic flora and birdlife. Stop in the coastal village of Girolata and explore the secluded village for 2 hours. Find a nice restaurant for lunch or enjoy a picnic on the beach. In the winter, the village becomes a virtual backwater with only about 15 residents. Then, venture into the Calanche de Piana to discover an outstanding landscape of pink granite rocks shaped over the centuries by changes in temperature, strong winds, and sea spray. Explore the geological diversity and unique location of the rocks that give a particular aspect to the area.

From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Sanguinaires Islands Sunset Tour

3. From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Sanguinaires Islands Sunset Tour

Visit of the bay of Ajaccio. Stopover on the main island of Iles Sanguinaires Mezzu Mare. Tasting of Corsican wine and charcuterie at sunset with commentary from the captain on the legends of the Iles Sanguinaires archipelago. Enjoy 12-passenger Narwhal-type semi-rigid vessel Used by the army and the police but also by narco-traffickers for its speed and above all its robustness, this vessel with a V-hull specially designed for all kinds of weather is a real 4X4 of the seas!!! It will delight thrill seekers and reassure the more cautious thanks to its extraordinary passage at sea and its incredible comfort. Its 12 m size will also allow you to slip where larger boats will not be able to pass.

Ajaccio or Porticcio: Sanguinaires Isles Sunset Boat Tour

4. Ajaccio or Porticcio: Sanguinaires Isles Sunset Boat Tour

The rugged coastline of the Sanguinaires Islands will come alive as you explore it with a local guide. Learn the history of the area as your guide points out lighthouses, semaphores, and Genoese towers in the distance. Learn some history about maritime navigation and fishing and hear stories of the 16th-century merchants who knew this area as the Sagonares Isolae. The Gulf of Ajaccio is home to 100 islands and you will explore the four islets that make up the Sanguinaire archipelago: Mezzu Mare, Arghja, Oca and Islet di Porri. Discover a protected area and see how nature has retaken its shores. At the end of the tour, watch the sun dip below the horizon before returning to the port in the comfort of a 1050 horsepower speedboat.

Porticcio: Guiding Kayaking Tour

5. Porticcio: Guiding Kayaking Tour

Meet at the peninsula of Isolella, located on the south side of Ajaccio, about 15 minutes away from Porticcio. Start with an introduction on how to use your two-seater sea kayaks. After some practice, set off to discover the peninsula and its majestic rocky coastline of Sette e Nave. Kayak by the foot of a historic Genovese tower and enjoy a stop for some diving and swimming in the ocean.

Ajaccio/Porticcio: Scandola and Calanches de Piana Day Trip

6. Ajaccio/Porticcio: Scandola and Calanches de Piana Day Trip

Discover the Scandola Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a day trip from Ajaccio. Stop in the small village of Girolata, accessible only by sea. After crossing the Gulf of Porto, visit the Calanche di Piana and take some time for swimming at Capo Rosso.

From Porticcio: Speedboat Tour to Cupabia Beach with Stops

7. From Porticcio: Speedboat Tour to Cupabia Beach with Stops

Live in a daydream for the day on this tour from Porticcio aboard a semi-rigid speedboat piloted by qualified captains. Bathe in the sun, take a dip in the water, make stops for free time, and enjoy cold meats, cheese, and wine. Start your getaway with Sette Nave and Isula Piana and the cove of Cacao where you can appreciate the panorama while swimming in the crystal-clear waters of these dream places. Make up to four stops for swimming. Upon return, enjoy a tasting of charcuterie, cheese, and rosé wine prepared by your captain. Continue your adventure towards Cala di Cupabia and Cala D'Orzu, where you can have a drink at the mythical hut named Chez Francis. Set out on the water again at high speeds and zigzag through the sea for an unparalleled feeling of freedom. Before arriving back at the starting point, make your last stop for swimming at the famous Plage d'Argent.

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What people are saying about Porticcio

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 498 reviews

The Captain of the boat made us share the magical moment of the sunset. We really liked the aperitif with tasting of Corsican charcuterie and a special mention for the cheese!! And of course the return with the Corsican songs. A big thank-you

Great tour .... The only flaws are the French language only and the time available on the island is very scarce! I still recommend going up to the lighthouse, fantastic view

Very nice activity The staff was very nice and attentive, the commentators were pleasant to listen to and full of humor. The landscape is breathtaking.

A very beautiful route that allows us to take beautiful photos and see magnificent panoramas

Very nice activity! The discovery of the Gulf and the Sanguinaires by boat is magnificent!